Bradford Era, December 20, 1941

Bradford Era

December 20, 1941

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Bradford Era (Newspaper) - December 20, 1941, Bradford, Pennsylvania lf esther for Today cloudy followed by snow and colder Report on Last Poos She bra 7500 ABC Net Paid NO. 48. (ESTABLISHED 1877) BRADFORD, PA. SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20, 1941. 16 PAGES Oldest Newspaper In the Rich Bradford Oil Field Associated Press Service Telephone 3173 PRICE THREE CENTSongkong Area Still Holds Out in Heroic Defense; Evicts Open Major Offensive Along Finnish Front Becomes Bank Head W Head of Bank lo kneed James Paul? toe Are Chosen IV® TAKES POST M. Brooder was elec-[:,adent of the Produ-3ank and.Trust corn-succeeding the late ;G. Paul. at an election held yesterday aft-i by the board of direc- Brooder has been executive it and treasurer, officers chosen yesterday include: Board Post Filled ti Stover, chairman of the & E. Johnson, treasurer; ^Dickinson. assistant treas-l Bussell Case, was named a a fill the unexpired term r&e Mr. Paul until the Janu- of chairman of the ! in existed in the adminis-of the bank but the poet been filled before. Mr. newly elected treasurer, Reds Throw Many Troops Into Attack Germany Withdrawn Three-Fifths of Men Originally in Area MOSCOW ROUT GAINS In W artime Tragedy JOHN J. BROODER U.S. Transfers 10,000 Workers FD Makes Room for Defense Employees in Washington (By the Associated Press) Washington Dec. 19 .P — Prest- *m the office of secretary, dent Roowvelt today ordered hj.ooo and Lake Onega. (By the Associated Press) London, Saturday, Dec. 20 —The Russians have opened a major offensive along the entire Finnish front, taking advantage of weakened opposition caused by the German army’s withdrawal of three-fifths of the troops it ;originally deployed there, British reports said today. “Dense waves” of Russian cavalry and ski troops were reported thrown into the assault with the support of guns and tanks especially designed for rigorous warfare on this frozen front. Finnish Lines Buckle A Stockholm dispatch to the News-Chronicle said Finnish lines buckling under the impact of the initial thrusts had been withdrawn to the north bank of the Svir River at some points between Lake Ladoga Wake Forces Repulse Two More Attacks Defending Forces in Complete Control of Manila Situation Congress Sets Draft Ages From 20 to 44 Roosevelt Gets Bill Requiring Registration of All Men from 18 to 64, Inclusive; Army of 4,000.000 Possible I nder Mew Legislation Troops Fight Without Any Hope of Help Officials Refuse to Comment on Report Japs Holding Island (By the Associated Press) Washington, Dec. 19—Congress cleared the way today for a    4,000,000-man army by    approving    and sending to I    ni)nu/m' ii* a DTOt td    President Roosevelt legislation    requiring    the registration A    PROMOTED ARTHER    of a]!    men from 18 t0 64 years    old inclusive and making STORIES CONFUSING <By the Associated Press)    those    from 20 to 44, inclusive,    subject to    military service. Washington, Dec. 19 Officials at Selective Service head-*- (By the Associated Press) London. Dec. 19 —A last PRIVATE TUTTLE Private Eugene Tuttle, 19, above, wa* held by the sheriff of Los Angeles, Cal., county on suspicion of murder following the shooting of Mrs. Adele Branded 52, when her husband, Dr. Harry Branded misconstruing Tuttle's purpose, failed to stop his car when Tuttle ordered them to halt. Military authorities had surrendered Tuttle to the sheriff’s office. Tuttle admitted firing the shot. Wa leo Tclanri’w inrinmitahlp    quarters said !hr rpKlstration prob-    ted the new bill would    provide an Wake Islands indomitable    ably would not begin before-several    additional goo.ooo class    l-A regis-    stand garrison of British, little garrison Of United    weeks. Although the new draft bill    trants from among 20    years old;    Canadian and native troops States Marines still clung    makcs PO***bl*    an arm>’ of at least    400i0oo in    the    ages    from    36    through    hplipvpri    to    hp    fiohtirt'Y    on tPnaPinn.lv to thpir crarrpd 4 000 000> th"e to n° °f teIlmg “ and 300000 *ho bav* "ached b0lieved to be fighting on tenaciously co men scantu    whether that many men will ever    xhe aKC of 2\ since the    last regis-    at separate strong points on and battered atoll tonight    be called to the colors Secretary    held after beating Off two more    of War Stimson has said increases ,    .    *    In the Armv would be ordered *H" Japanese onslaughts. This good news, with word of an    a5 develops” intensified enemy air attack upon    Both houses    agreed    speedily on the Philippines—its results still un-    compromise amendments to the Se-    Br wKh 100.000 youths turning    colonv sjnce eariy morning    and announced - summarized the day’s    lective Service act which War de-    20 evef> ®onth* congressional lead-    ofricials refused to conflrm or    deny operations In American-held terr!-    payment officials said would make    ors Mld there was evcry rea:i0n 10    Japanese reports that it was    sub- tory, as revealed in the communi-    a total of 2.215.000 men available in    tel*'* that the Army would get all I    serially in Japanese hanHs ques of the Army and Navy.    the next few months, in addition to of the men il 00111(1 e°ul*> and train Command Situation    the 1.800,000 now In uniform.    as fast as lt could bandle them.    British    Emba    sv    at    Chn*    * It wax supplemented, however, by    This included,    experts    said. 915.000    Under    recently-approved    legation    BmUh    Embt,ssy    ,st    Chiun*- an announcement In Manila, that men from 21 through 35 already reg- ‘he Navy could obtain up to 50.000 “-*«■ China, which has been re- Hongkong Island tonight in By compromi5ln8 on a mlnlm 11111 against an overpowering ,  .  _    -    age    of    20 for active service Con- .    . Y    , the light of the strategic situation ^ 0„ an a(kUtlonal ,upplJ. of force of Japanese invaders. 600.000 potential soldiers.    Ther» h*d ***n n<> word from ‘ha defenders of the century-old crown defending forces were in complete istered and listed as immediately ceiving regular reports from Hongkong, said communications had Ik previously held. He also (ic Militant treasurer under government workers to move out of Other dispatches said the Ger-Wachtagton I* make room for de- mans left the Finns ill-prepared to tense employees Employees End b command of the situation there, ex- available in Class l-A. They estima- j (Continued on Page It—Column 2)    today    Contact    between    Hong- cept for three small areas on which the Jap* established landing parties very early in the war. So far as is _______r___^___ meet the slashing Red army offen- Dschnson. in addition to Thg p^esident.fi order waj5 made sive and that the Nazis remaining :u the newly-elected assist- public by Budget Director Harold D. there “are feeling the anger which SISO Will continue as Smith who said thope to move wUj has reinforced Finnish contempt as :iecretiry*    be drawn from the approximately the Finns realize to what extent the ’afficera include W. F. Grow 1I 000 employees of 12 Federal agen- German high command has been Center, vice president;    using them as a puppet power.” M. Na&, trust officer, and    Others    May    Be    Moved    Finnish    official reports tonight Himikon. assistant trust    employees    will    be    moved    to    St.    confirmed the continuation of Rus- '    Louis. New York. Chicago, Philadel- sian attacks on the Svir River front Mbntm Are Listed    phia and pitt5burgh.    between Lake Ladoga and Lake of the Producers Bank age 8,01)0 Plane Factory Workers Protest to Cut in Wage Plan nown. however, they have been beaten back in even* attempt to ex-, tend their positions. Thus, it seemed evident to a capital busy with the legislative and administrative business of running a war that American forces were doing every bit and more than could be expected of them. With one eye on the military situation, Washington, simultaneously watched Congress ratify a compromise agreement on the question of draft ages. All men between 20 and FD Fails to Get British Stop No-Strike Plan Japs in Malaya War Labor Conclave Breaks Up Without Reaching Agreement (By the Associated Press) Washington, Dec. 19 — President kong and the Chinese headquarters in Kwangtung also was broken. The Axis reports themselves were confusing and contradictory. At about th# same time. enemy broadcast# clanned tai that Hongkong’s capital city of Victoria was occupied by th# invaders, the defenders withdrawing to Victoria Hill: <b> that the fighting on Hongkong Island still “overshadows that In other sectors.” Th# former broadcast was German; tbs latter Japanese. _The garrison fought without hops I By the Associated Press)    of    reinforcement    or retreat. Its fore# Singapore. Dec. 19-The British h,d >**n SP>“ »nd d“Persed ln 5fT* have beaten the Japanese offensive fral    t0    cover    «T>arate landln^ Garrison at Penang Safely Evacuated to Aid in New Defence (By the Associated Press) Paterson, N. J., Dec. 19 (Mh—A 44. inclusive, are to be liable for Roosevelt did not get the thrill to- nave    inc    japiinese    of    Japanese    assault    troops,    and    th# Smith said “further studies are Onega, as well as on the East Karel- wortc stoppage of 8.000 employes in military service. All between 18 and night that he had asked his war ln northwestern Malaya down to m    apparently,    wa#    goiru    on    over compare include Dr. being made to determine what other ian front. These attacks, described fjve wright Aeronautical Corpora- 64, inclusive, must register.    labor conference to give him    for substantial ha!' and the Imperial    —-—a_ » Brooder. Mr. Johnson,    employees can be    moved out of    as weak, were declared to have    been it,Mr. Nash. M. F. Shay and    washington. This    is    just the    first    repulsed. I    batch."    - IW, who died November 21,    ^ new transfer.s    and the    ap-    Naxi    Division Wiped    Out dected president of the    proximate number    of    workers    em-    Moscow,    Saturday, Dec.    20    tJC)— Bank and Trust company Dloyed bv each of the agencies af- Red armies pursuing retreating Ger- ^ initial directors’ meeting f^^ed follows:    mans through the snows of the Mos- - 6 institution was founded in philadelphia   Alien registration, cow front have wiped out Adolf Hit- labor conference to give him. Hon plants, protesting management MacArthur Gets New Rank th# industry and worker represent#- Harrison nf the outflanked island cuts in a wage-incentive plan. was During the day. President Roose- lives broke off their discussions settlement of Penang off the nest called off tonight two hours after velt nominated Lieut. Gen. Douglas temporarily without working out a COft5r has b#^n 5a‘eiv wnndraw11 TO it started. MacArthur, commandant of the formula insuring no strikes during a considerable terrain. N# ( hance for Help “Heavy fighting is going on and aid in the continued defense of the position is serious, one Bensh distant approaches to Singapore. announcement said. Later, a spokesman added: “There Isn’t a chance for retn- Thls was the situation tonight as William H. Showers, president of Army’s Par Eastern forces, to the the war. the Wright Aeronautical Employes rot* of » full four-star general, ap- And. as It has been In numerous Association Inc an mdenendent P*rently in recognition of successful recent, labor disputes, the union shop    ^rioea onieiai armsn    an u forcempnt Honakonsr at least for lu philadrIphla _ Alien registration, cow iron; nave w,peo oui nuuu    "    '    ”    corkers    re-    operations in the Philippines. The Issue was said to be the chief stumb- cf‘ment5 and 11 thns apPearwl that a lonK tlmp ^ garn.fon ha, orders .L .L^. .    n    e    i    certification    and    research    divisions    lers    134th    division    to    the    last man    ’    production    at    the    reauest    of    S^natp confirmed the nomination ling block to reaching an agreement. the faI1 of Penang—inevitable un-    Q r troope days of fighting preceding turned production at the request of    _a    ^    ...    .    der    the    circumstances-had    been    far    bold    on    at    au    c°^ts. Qur_troop# rn until his death. of the Immigration and Naturaliza- and in IO ^ -r? bank opened. Mr. tjon SPr-viCe, 950; Bureau of Old Age f tis elected treasurer and and survivors Insurance of the So-that position until yester- cial securit board. 1.750. and Securing he was elecled president. Ues and Exchange commission. 1,400. p put several years he also    OITice    Space    Arranged ^executive vice president. Pittsburgh—Wage and Hour di- (Continued on Page It—Column 3, Soldiers Will Get Gooder came to Bradford vision and part of the Solicitor’s DagF V^lllp Ol ti IT Pf* where he had been as- officc o{ Labor department. 550. UCG I M UIC UIIUICI Turkey in Store for Men Still in Camps •ashier of the First National    st. Louis—Rural Electrification ad- * th»t community. He has    ministration, 1,100. and Farm Se- *X{3erience ln baking    curit administration. 900. ^Producers Bank and Trust    New York—Patent office. 1,400. founded, total re-    chicago — Fish and Wildlife ser- ** $125,000 and In the 15    vice 375; National Park service, 175; haS grOWn 10    °mce of Indian Affairs, 300; Rail- ^^reW°^yaChie^-    road ^tirement board' 1’600; Era_    hlston”    -    with    turkey    and    every- production and adding: bi the nm S °re U iP°n    ploees’ Compensation commission,    tbing    frc«n    soup    to    nuts—is in    store officers and directors    500 unioh officials. Union Takes Steps Showers said notices of decreases in the company's "efficiency bonus’* payments were pasted at 4 p. rn., and the work stoppage began as night shift employes reported for work at Plant one in Paterson and Plant four in nearby E&st Paterson The stoppage spread later to two other Paterson plants and one in Fair Lawn, he said. -Work    was    resumed,    Showers re- Philadelphia, Dec. 19 ((Pi—The ported, after the union posted nobest Christmas dinner in army tices asking employes to continue unanimously.    The negotiations will be resumed From informed quarters word Monday, however, and William H  -Davis, the conference moderator, ex- Continued on Page It—Column 4- Will Select Ration Units to Act Before on Sales Ends • Dec. 19 (/pi — Local toards ail! be estab (Continued on Page 3-Column 4 Your officers have taken, and o iou e* rn 0    tome    for soldier* who must rems in at are taking, all necessary steps to Smith said office space Has De g thpir camps and p^^ over th€ hob. remedy this unfair situation ’ arranged in these cities and the gov- dgv    remeci*    mis    unIair    cation eminent would pay all transportation Th0 Quart^rmast4?rs Corps fsti. A statement from the company’s costs of the employes, their personal mated today that army chpfs ^ill norlds lar^*ct makers of airplane and household effects and also give    about‘one and a balf mimon them an additional tra\cling allow- pDunds Q( tbe festive bird—a jxiund ance of $5 a day for a maximum of ^ man_for the services 12.000 lo days.    mess halls and cafeterias through- The government also is ma lnf^ • out tbe nation. And the whole meal arrangements to help l ese    figiu*es down to 70 cents a man and • a balanced diet.” Here’s the menu, which the corps says is flexible enough to permit substitutions and changes to meet Defense Head Calls For Canine Recruits San Pedro. Calif.. Dec. 19 tPP).— Col. W. W. Hicks, commander of Los Angeles harbor defenses. Issued a call today for canine recruits. Hicks said the dogs could be of all sizes or breeds, but must be in good health and sufficiently intelligent to pass the canine equivalent of the Stanford universal achievement test. Nature of their duties is a military secret. In the last war, they were used at the front to carry’ messages. pressed hope that they would yet be successful. Negotiations Continue Mr Roosevelt had told the con front a total loss. Armed Strength Intact Its military strength remained intact. perhaps to aid in strengthening the new British line along the Krain river some 300 miles north of will stay there and take it—and do some dishing out.” Authorities here did not know whether the Japanese had invaded by sea. by air or both Chinese dispatches. however, said the Japanese ferees when they opened their dis- Singapore. cushions three days ago that they must reach an agreement, and add- Not only was British military personnel brought out. it was stated. Continued on Page It—Column 5) Woman Attempts To Regain Child Ex-Husband (.barge With Seizing Girl buy or rent living quarters in the new Cities. “The action,” Smith said, “was •*J*»i?tanla immediately, tContinued on Page 16-Column 61    u*““market '■'nice of Emergency Oil Industry Called on to Hike Output 1,000,000 Barrels Daily 111 bounced today' ^ administer a ra- 10 be announced by Orator Leon Henderson Jan, eral b8n 00 tire sales 5, the agency said, ^announced that Hen- ^ tn **Penns>’lvania mine 3bandon plans for a Gas Takes 3 Lives Janitor, His W ife, Boarder V ictims ing conditions: Celery and Olives    9 Fruit Cup    Tomato    Soup Roast Turkey with Sage Dressing Giblet Gravy Cranberry' Sauce Thompson Urges Price Boost to Stimulate Drilling; Vast Storage Program Is Advocated ed that it would be a “thrilling but a11 of Penang’s military equipping” if a unanimous agreement    likewise was salvaged could be worked out bv Friday night, i ^or 2* hours up until this mom-Davls informed the President of the ln* th#* invaders had lam panting conference’s failure to agree bv the m difficult terrain of the main-deadline. and told reporters the land-marshy along the west coast President asked that negotiations of th' Peninsula and harsh and continue    rugged with mountains further in- Davis gave official credence to re- land-    •PP^ntly were try- ports that had been seeping out of ln* to dMl with their    caaual- the conference all day that the union and management officials had Then, they began new thrusts not found a workable solution for a Ka ins* strong and apparently unhandling future union shop de- amidin*    opposition    as the mands He told reporters at the Probable preliminaries to an effort conclusion of the conference that 10 fak* town of Ipoh, the Malay- ^    ^    ^    ^ the union shop difficulty had not an ttn center, which is astride the „    .    Roach Cleveland sales been removed.    railway    running    down    to    Sing-    JVhlld Sandra Union Shop Question    aporc and te Hanked by mountains    cg Under a union shop—chief issue in Strong Dutch action against Jap-the recently settled captive coal    . mine dlspute-a company’s employ- Continued on Page 19-Column 3J es must eventually join the union which has a Cleveland. Dec. 19 *^-Mrs. Mor-lyn L Brown of Olean. N. Y., testified today her former husband seined their seven-year old daughter here last Friday while Mrs. Brown was in Olean to remarry. Mrs. Brown is suing the ex-husband.- Mrs. Brown said her new husband is a five-figure vice-president of the Day st rom corporation, Olean manufacturers of tubular furniture. --    ~    Ti *11    TX    and    billing to support her daugh- collcctive    bargaining    Xii(y of*    Kf I I    I    ter    as    well as his own two children, majority in    the plant.    unveil    UU I    ft (igovo Tile six CIO and six AFL representatives on the conference committee, long at odds on many questions, were said to have agreed that any Benefit Payment* to Show Big Increase Continued on Page IO—Column J, Washington. Dec. 19 * /Pi gress passed today and sent to the she testified. _    white House a sugar control bill    Judge Samuel H    SUbert continued Navy Requisition*    (rood*    whose sponsors estimated it would    the case pending    an inquiry by -increase benefit payments to pro-    probation officers. Materials Held for Foreign Countries Taken Over Oklahoma City. Dec. 19 i(P>—The nation's giant petroleum industry Mashed    Potatoes,    Mashed    Hubbard was called on today to increase production by approximately    1.000.000    mediating    board which the confer- Squash    and    Buttered    Peas    barrels a day to feed fuel to the engines of war. _Lettuce    with Russian    Dressing    Col. E. O.    Thompson,    chairman    of the    Texas Railroad commission. BridecDort    NJ    Dec    19    (JP> Gas    Hot Rolls    and Butter    Mince Pie    oil regulatory    agency in    that state, told    the Interstate Oil Compact to ton    “    frrrrrr « kitchen range which State    Coffee and Ice Cream    commission that consumption would#-—- %Bace Bee Hive^mkl * ' Policeman Louis Bornman said may Assorted Fruits, Nuts, Mints, and l^ap ahead of 5.000,000 barrels daih tjon s supply of crude oil in sent telecoms ss have been turned on intentionally    Hard    Candy    a* war efTort expanded.    storage as “dangerously low’’ and ^ liked them rn nntif took the lives of two men and a After the meal, there’s to be “an Latest figures of the U. S. Bureau 5aid therc WRS only enoUgh above , ier they would rom '    woman in a home here today.    informal entertainment session that of Mines set daily average produc- ground for 50 days at the outbreak     4_ JlRotiinson of Lanidoime Tho victims were Joseph Watkins, will be spontaneous and carefree.” hon for^ Himseek ended December of ,.,r jn the Paciflc.    Washington. Dec 19- to ore.ni,. .... 7.1, janitor    of the    Bridgeport Town    with army songs and    Chrlstoaa    13 a^ «.iiu.wu    Ibarrels.    Hp    advocated storing 60.000,000    OPM    announced    today and 1945 will greatly exceed the 5-    barrels    of oil and 5000000°    navy    department    had    requisitioned payments would be increased one- 000.000 barrel figure. Thompson said. J* ft^e ln undergr^nd    concrete    morf than    *1.000.000    worth    of crlti-    third-from    60    to    60    cents    a    hun- and the answer he gave was new h0™15 proof plLs at stratoglc 1301015    cal scarce    materials    being    held in    dred    weight—and    extended    to    Vir- —    .    _ fiAMc and riaiH rnnconotmn nith o'*’1’ the county as a war resprsp warehouses and railroad terminals gin Island producers. In addition _lng    morning, deliberately turned gas, went back to bed and the**    _    ^    ^      .u-    war with a vear’.s supply of oil on Owners of the materials, chiefly regulations hitherto contained in whose mother died 3!2 years ago. Mrs. Brown received custody of Sandra when she and Roach were divorced last October. She left the child with a nurse here while she went to Olean, and Roach then Con- took the child without authority. - organize the tire 73.      —       -    .    . He will cooperate hall; his wife, Elizabeth, 52, and a carols, state defense councils I boarder, John Schloarr. 54.    - .'r--- '    I A" tnvesHgaUon ‘"dica^B°.w;    Corry Man Is Killed eProhA QI .*    man said. that Watkins arose this uue snooting mAmincr HplihprutflV tUXned On ducers by $10,000 000 The bill would extend quota and processing tAX provisions of the .$>) —The 1937 sugar act for three years to that the December 31. 1944. Basic benefit —    -    .    ,    . ^ .rf ,h,„ wa, Corry Pa Dec 19-..T,-Clarence waste held to a minimum.    H1,,tr-    Thompson    said,    went    to    for shipment to foreign countries Ute measure embodies child labor lw    Sto, , gas went back lobed and men b    ^    ^    Corr},    R    D 3 died ! To stimulate drilling, the Texan with a year's supply of oil on Owners of the materials, chiefly regulation, hitherto !%"»H«lgatW „,‘T1Ce *tr‘c a er    •    today six hours after his automobile proposed an Increase In the crude hand and Japan had one to two firnis jn Holland. Switzerland and separate legislation. tile snoot- nm.    stump    and    price,    advocating    a    gradual    rise    to    Vears'    stocks    stored.    Sweden which had placed their or- Senator OMahoney iD-Wvo) Compacting states are Arkansas, ders before the outbreak of war will author of the measure, estimated luting the shoot- time. ■^Ujleski, 28, found un- Bowman said neighbors told him: skidded, crashed into a    hflrr#,i    Whirh    “nrn.iiH in fart bur Wgttsbui *<t'Jnd °n ! fIrS'H^ftkln\^orebher marriage^ w^T'caiL'^d' ^bv ^^rushed chest, only bring OU up to parity with other Colorado. Illinois. Kansas. Louisiana, be paid under regulations established that benefit payments under it W.«WnTo scare ago a”d th/ two p“ct“^T lu^g and fractured basic commodities.'*    .    Michigan.    New Mexico. New york. by the supply priorates and aUoca- would amount to *9.000,000 annual- ik*t. ..... .men    had    not    been    on friendly terms.. shoulder.    •    Thompson    also    pictured    the    na-    Oktahoma,    Pennsylvama    and    Texas.    Uons    board.    ,)>'• 4 SHOPPING DAYS to Christmas Also GIVE ll. S. Defense Sa ii ngs BONDS and STAMPS •t STORES • BANKS POST OFFICES ;

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